Duration: Three days
Elevation upto 3,480 meter above sea level
Best time to undertake: September to May
Start and End Points: Start- Phobjhika, End- TikkeZampa
Summary: The Gangtey trek is a easy trek through the picturesque Gangtey valley and offers the Trekkers a chance to visit the numerous villages and monasteries along the route. The trek can be undertaken in the winter months also but the best time to undertake this trek is between March to May and September to November.
Phobjhikha – Zasa Distance: 15 kilometers Trekking time : 6-7 Hours, Camp Altitude 3130 meter, 610 meter ascent, 410 meter descent.
The trek begins near the village of Tabiting in the Phobjikha Valley. The trails winds along the beautiful meadows and fields of the valley and the ascent takes you through a forest full of Juniper, Bamboo, Magnolia and Rhododendron trees to the Tsele La pass which is at an altitude of 3430 meters. The trail descends down intoi the JugeKangkha valley on to the village of Gogona which is famous for its Gogona Cheese. The campsite is located a little further besides a small stream in a pasture called Zasa.
Zasa- ChortenKarpo, Distance 16 kilometers, Trekking time 5-7 hours, Camp Altitude 3330 meters, 450 meter ascent, 860 meter descent.
A gentle scent leads upto the Shobe La pass at an altitude of 3,480 meters. We then begin a descent down to a wide valley, which is surrounded by a series of beautiful ranges on all sides. You will also see the village of Khotokha, located below your trekking trail. Later in the day you will begin a gentle ascent upto your campsite which is located close to four Chortens.
ChortenKarpo – TikkeZampa. Distance-12 Kilometers, Trekking Time: 4-5 hours, 120 meter ascent, 1340 meter decent
In the morning you will gently climb up to a forest road, from where you will walk along to a ridge at an altitude of 2800 meter from where you will begin you decent back into the valley. This trek offers you the chance of walking though one of the world’s best bird watching areas. During the winter months you might be able to catch a glimpse of the rare Tibetan Black Necked Crane.